Volume 71, #1

  “Economic Sciences: theory and practice” is scientific, refereed, biannual journal. The Journal of “Economic Sciences: theory and practice” has been founded by Azerbaijan State University of Economics in 1994.              
The Journal has been received to registration in the centre of international ISSN (International Standard Series Number, ISSN-2220-8739). Also, it has been included by the Supreme attestation Commission under the President of Azerbaijan Republic to the list of scientific publications on economic sciences.

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State owned enterprises: Chinese fdi in Canada via the lenses of perceptual, political, economic and social considerations

Bryan Davis Howard, In association with Cameron Geldart and Rahul Thomas MBA, University of Alberta Master of Forestry, University of Alberta B.Sc in Wood Products Processing, University of British Columbia

Abstract. Recent high profile acquisition attempts of two Canadian publicly traded companies by foreign state-owned enterprises has sparked significant public discourse in newspapers, magazines and coffee shops around the country. This paper will contribute to this dialogue by addressing the ramifications of growing Chinese FDI in Canada via the lenses of perceptual, political, economic and social considerations. Commonly held beliefs regarding state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and their records with respect to foreign direct investment (FDI) in other resource-rich nations will also be evaluated.

Key words: FDI, China, social considerations, resource-rich nations, acquisition, and state owned enterprises.

JEL Classification codes: H5, P48, G34, M1